THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES Announce Fall North American Tour Dates
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES
Having just completed a successful tour of Japan and Australia this year, and then dates in June and July in London, NYC, San Francisco and LA, THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES have returned in full force. The Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander line-up that rocked the UK, Europe and the US from 1971 - 1980 are BACK IN ACTION. With the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums, they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as "Slow Death," "Shake Some Action" and "You Tore Me Down."
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES FALL 2013 TOUR DATES:
Wed. Nov. 6 Lee's Palace - Toronto, Canada
Fri. Nov. 8 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Sat. Nov. 9 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Thu. Nov. 14 8pm at Radio - Boston, MA (w/ The Connection & Andy Shernoff)
Fri. Nov. 15 Norton Records bash @ Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY (w/ THE SONICS)
Wed. Nov. 20 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
(additional dates to be announced soon)
The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco. After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called Sneakers, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album,Supersnazz, on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): Flamingo and the now revered classic Teenage Head.
Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock n' roll but this time with a more '60s rather than '50s influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early '70s. In '76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop:Shake Some Action, Flamin' Groovies Now and Jumpin' In The Night.